Types of Construction Equipment for Oil & Gas Projects

Construction Equipment plays an important role in the construction process. Proper selection of equipment is necessary for the Economy, Quality, Safety, Speed, and Timely completion of the Project. A wide range of construction equipment is used in the construction industry to help to perform jobs in a smooth and easy way. Even though most construction equipment is quite common among industries, there could be the use of specialized construction equipment depending on the requirement. In this article, We will list down the name of construction equipment that is used frequently in Oil & Gas Projects. Fig. 1 below shows examples of typical construction equipment.

Types of Construction Equipment

Broadly, Construction Equipment is classified into the following groups:

  • Earth Moving equipment
  • Road making equipment
  • Hauling equipment
  • Piling equipment
  • Concrete Equipment
  • Quarry equipment
  • Pneumatic equipment
  • Lifting and handling equipment
  • Slip form equipment
  • Welding equipment
  • Shop Fabrication and Testing equipment
  • Pipe laying equipment
  • Construction equipment for electrical installation
  • Floating Equipment for marine works
  • Tunneling equipment
  • Other miscellaneous equipment

Earthmoving Equipment

Earthmoving equipment performs the task of digging and moving the earth. The name of construction equipment that falls under the earthmoving equipment category are:

  • Excavators/Hydraulic Excavators
  • Backhoe
  • Loaders
  • Bulldozers
  • Skid Steer Loaders
  • Trenchers
  • Motor Graders
  • Motor Scrapers
  • Crawler Loaders
  • Wheeled Loading Shovel/Wheel Loader
  • Vibratory Compactors
  • Trenchers
Names of Construction Equipment
Names of Construction Equipment

Road making equipment

As the name suggests, this equipment is used for making roads. Names of such construction equipment are

  • Road paver
  • Roller
  • Asphalt Concrete Plant
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Hauling Equipment/Construction Vehicles

Names of construction equipment known as hauling equipment or construction vehicles are

  • Tractors Trailers
  • Trucks
  • Tippers
  • Dumpers
  • Tankers

Piling equipment

A list of construction equipment those help in piling works are

  • Piling Rigs
  • Rotary, Piling Rigs/Crane Mounted Rotary Piling Rigs
  • Piling Winch with Accessories
  • Pile Hammer
  • Boring Tools & Accessories for Piles of Different Diameters
  • Diaphragm Wall Rigs
  • Rectangular Grabs for Diaphragm Walls of Different Thickness
  • Tripod Type Bored Piling Equipment
  • Truck Mounted Direct Mud Circulation Type Bored Piling Rig
  • Vibratory Hammer
  • High-Pressure Mud Pump
  • Bentonite Mixing and Generating Unit

Concrete Equipment

This equipment help in concrete work and is very useful for constructing civil foundations. Examples of such equipment are

  • Batching Plants
  • Mixers
  • Concrete Pumps
  • Transit Mixers
  • Dumpers
  • Concrete Placers

Quarry Equipment

Normally, large and powerful machines are used in quarrying. Examples include

  • Crushers
  • Screening Plants

Pneumatic equipment

Common pneumatic equipment used in the construction industry are

  • Rock Drills
  • Compressors
  • Pavement Breakers

Lifting and handling equipment

The following lifting and handling equipment finds wide application in the construction industry

  • Cranes
  • Hoists/Winches
  • Heavy Lifting Tackles

Slip form equipment

  • Slip form Jacks
  • Hydraulic Pump
  • Tapering Slip Form

Welding equipment

Common welding equipment used in the construction industry are

  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Rectifiers
  • Submerged Arc Welding Unit
  • Automatic Welding Set
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Shop Fabrication and Testing equipment

  • Welding Machines
  • Bending Machines
  • Presses
  • Planers/Shapers
  • Milling Machines
  • Drilling Machines
  • Boring Machine
  • Lathe Machines
  • Cutting/Shearing/Slotting Machines
  • Threading/Rivetting Machines
  • Grinding Machines
  • Forging & Smithy
  • Material Holding Equipment
  • X-ray Unit
  • Gamma Ray Unit
  • Ultrasonic Weld Testing Unit
  • Dye Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Testing Unit
  • Hardness Tester (Vicker’s, Rockwell, or Brinell)
  • Brinell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Microscope for Brinnel Indentation
  • Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Pendulun Impact Tester for Charry & Izod Test
  • Hydraulic Press for Bend Test
  • Hydraulic Pressure Testing Machine

Pipe laying equipment

  • Backhoe
  • Side Boom
  • Road Boring Machine
  • Internal Lineup Clamp
  • External Line-up Clamp
  • Dozer
  • Track-wheel Mounted Cranes
  • Front end Wheel Loader Lowering Belts
  • Diesel Welding Sets
  • Compressor
  • Truck
  • Trailer
  • Dumper
  • Concrete Mixer
  • Pipe Bevelling Machine
  • Test Pump
  • Filling Pump
  • Dewatering Pump
  • Pressure Recorder
  • Temperature Recorder
  • Point Tester
  • Dead Weight Tester
  • Jack out Jig
  • Coating Machine
  • Holiday Detector
  • X-ray Machine with Crawler
  • Spud Barge
  • Tug
  • Barge
  • Crane with Clamp Shell
  • Diesel Power Generator
  • Winch
  • Submersible Dredging Pumps
  • Track Drill
  • Pipe Bending Machine
  • Motor Boat
  • Caravans

Construction equipment for electrical installation

  • Oil Filters
  • Relay Testing Kits
  • Hipot Kit
  • Transformer Ratio Test Kit
  • Oil Test Kit
  • Meggers
  • Earth Testers
  • Multimeters
  • Tong Testers

Floating Equipment for marine works

  • Jack up Platform
  • Cutter Suction Dredger
  • Grab Dredger
  • Submersible Dock Barge
  • Hydro clam Barge
  • Multipurpose Hopper Barge
  • Drilling & Blasting Pontoon
  • Crane Barge
  • Tug
  • Hatch Barge/Deck Barge
  • Dock Barge with Cement Batching Plant
  • Lifting Assembling Barge
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Tunneling Equipment

  • Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)
  • Road Headers

Other miscellaneous Construction Equipment

  • Dewatering Pumps
  • Blasting Gun
  • Guniting Equipment
  • Spray Gun
  • Airless Spray Gun
  • Elcometer
  • Distomat
  • Gunniting M/C
  • Theodolite
  • Drilling Rig for Soil Investigation
  • Personal Computer
  • Other special testing and calibration equipment/devices

Anup Kumar Dey

I am a Mechanical Engineer turned into a Piping Engineer. Currently, I work in a reputed MNC as a Senior Piping Stress Engineer. I am very much passionate about blogging and always tried to do unique things. This website is my first venture into the world of blogging with the aim of connecting with other piping engineers around the world.

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